RainbowSeniorsArchive

pic The purpose of this collaborative community project is to develop a digitized and publicly accessible archive of the LGBT Community in Nova Scotia.

The 2-year initial project will build capacity in the entire community to develop an archive of the LGBT communities across Nova Scotia which will both increase social interaction and community involvement among older populations and will also create a living legacy through the collaborative development of an open, accessible, province-wide digital archive for use by community members, seniors, older and younger generations of LGBT populations, researchers and students, the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors, among others.

Website: http://dal.ca/lgbt-archives

Staff and community members meet at 4:00pm on the first Tuesday each month for status updates. Please check the LocalEvents page for particulars.

If you have LGBT Community related materials you'd like to contribute to the Archives, or know someone who does, or want to be involved with the project in any way, mailto:nsLGBTarchives@gmail.com .

History

In 2019, Dr JacquieGahagan coordinated a project by the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors & DalhousieUniversity to create an LGBT Archives for Nova Scotia.

April, 2019
members from the long established AtlanticHistoryAndArchivesNetwork met with Dal Archivist Michael Moosberger, and later met again and agreed that Dal would be a good host for the archives.
June, 2019
Logo and name, "Nova Scotia Rainbow Seniors Archive" finalized
September, 2019
First fonds acquired from donors

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